Brookfield Zoo Attendance Surpasses 2.3 Million

The Brookfield Zoo is reporting strong attendance again with overall attendance in 2016 exceeding 2.3 million visitors (that’s more than the Shedd Aquarium, Field Museum, and Art Institute).  The performance exceeds 2015 figures reported in the Chicago Tribune.  More than 80% of Zoo visitors reside within 50 miles of the attraction, with 33% from nearby […]

2017 Village Holiday Celebration

Kick off the Holiday Season with your family, friends and neighbors at Brookfield’s annual Holiday Celebration, presented by the Village of Brookfield and the Brookfield Chamber of Commerce.   Brookfield’s Holiday Celebration will be held on Saturday, December 2nd from 2:00 pm to 7:00 pm, with fun-filled activities and entertainment for the entire family. Complimentary […]

Thanksgiving Fire Safety

State Fire Marshal Shares Thanksgiving Safety Tips CHICAGO – This Thanksgiving, the Office of the State Fire Marshal (OSFM) urges Illinoisans to be mindful when preparing Thanksgiving dinner. According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), more home cooking fires occur on Thanksgiving Day than any other day of the year. In 2015, fire departments […]

Spotlight on Solar Energy Projects in Brookfield

Did you know that Brookfield property owners are undertaking cutting edge solar energy projects in Brookfield?  In the past 2 1/2 years, the Village has seen 5 solar energy projects either on a stand-alone basis or as part of larger home improvement projects.  These include projects located at: 3615 Arden 3617 Prairie 3637 Prairie 4137 […]

Village Welcomes New Downtown Businesses

The past year and half has seen a real renaissance in Brookfield’s downtown, as new businesses move in, expand and invest. In the past 18 months, the following businesses have elected to make downtown Brookfield their new home: Alphabet Learning Center – 3726 Grand Boulevard (2nd location) Strive 4 Fitness – Grand Boulevard (expanded location) […]